December 10 1983 - July 30 2005
Song: John Lennon, "Imagine"
Luke LOVED music. His favorite artists were from the 60's and 70's and included Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, David Bowie, The Doors, Janice Joplin, Led Zepplin, Pink Floyd, CCR, Bob Seger, Crosby, Stills, Elton John, Eagles, Eric Clapton, James Taylor, Van Morrison, and many more. He also enjoyed a few of the more modern groups such as A Perfect Circle, Tool, Crossfade, Staind, Pearl Jam, Deftones, Mudvane, and a few Green Day songs, only to mention a few.
Luke's favorite Lennon song was "Imagine"...it means so much to me now. As I am entering this information, today is 12/8/05, the 25th anniversary of Lennon's senseless death. Luke always wanted to go to New York and visit Lennon's Memorial, Strawberry Fields. A month ago, my sister, Gwen, son, Michael, and I went to the Lennon memorial with Luke's ashes. Michael took a picture of Gwen and I at the mosaic memorial just after two European tourists left roses in honor of Lennon. Luke's keepsake urn was with us and I am sure it made him proud!
Luke LOVED playing instruments. He took piano lessons when he was younger, and then taught himself guitar in his teenage years. Luke was also looking forward to learning to play drums. His brother is now learning to play them, so it is a neat tribute to hear the drums rolling from Michael's room. I can imagine how Luke must smile to hear his brother play.
Luke was my little artist. He loved it all from drawing and painting, arts and crafts, to pottery. His High School teacher commented that Luke was the most talented pottery student she had seen.
Here is a picture of a few of his pieces - there are so many more. The higher piece of pottery set back on the right has the profile of a caveman carved into it. Very interesting work.